Year 7 Geography!

MAPS- What are maps?

Definitions : What is a Map? What are Boltss?

A Map is an accurate drawing of the ground as though looked down on from above. We use Maps to communicate information about places, to help us find the locations of different places and to explore different parts of the Earth's surface.maps are used to show you places examples :(continents) .Some maps can be used as a source of direction and navigation.
maps are for directions;locate states and continents

Some Examples of some Maps: Cartographer, Chorograpleth

A choropleth map is a thematic map in which areas are shaded or patterned in proportion to the measurement of the statistical variable being displayed on the map, such as population density or per-capita income.

Cartography is the study and practice of making maps.

Cartographers design, prepare and revise maps, charts, plans, three-dimensional models and spatial information databases, often using computer-based techniques, and applying principles from science, mathematics and graphic design.


Orientation(To show which way is North,usually directed with a compass)

Legend(To explain the symbols used on a map)

Title(To tell the reader what the map is for or what place is drawn in it)

Source(From where you got the information from)

Scale(To give the reader an idea of the distances shown on the map)

There are 6 features that should be included on all maps. To help us remember these, we refer to the as BOLTSS